Common Themes (from Sankaran seminars etc.)
Fast pace, busy, restless, agility, constant movement, hasty talk. Flying, running and jumping
Industrious – need to be occupied at all times
Constant need for change
Sudden aggression, sudden death – fear of death (suffocation)
Crushed, squashed, smashed, reduced to a pulp, pounded, downtrodden
Insignificant, small feeling, in comparison to larger animals which prey on them.
Invasion and intrusion. Intolerance of disturbance of privacy – react in irritation and annoyance.
Suffocating – live in colonies
Shelter / home – caves, nests, cocoons, cracks, tunnels
Pests – persistently annoying. “Stop bugging me.” Parasites, allergic reactions
Sucking, chewing, voracious eaters.
Attraction to bright colours, smells and fragrances
Attraction to nature
Insects moult and undergo a process of metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa to adult.
This is seen in patients through their language: transformation, cycle, complete makeover, shedding, layers reborn, complete dissolution of self (“I cease to exist”)
Hibernation, lie dormant
Total disconnection. Isolation, withdraw, retracted
Hiding, mimicry, camouflage, disguise. Playing dead
Defence / venomous / poison
Stinging / biting / piercing / burning
Adapting to change is crucial for survival. Insects may live on land, water, air, on hosts, and co-exist with other animals including humans and are one of the most successful life forms.
Society – group mindedness Concerns rewelfare of the community and co-operation-live with thousands of others to do the designated task.
Individuality non-existent, which leads to jealousy and rage.
Lasciviousness - high sexuality
Vital Quest Rubrics / Chabbra
Ailments from DOMINATION BY OTHERS, A LONG HISTORY OF WOMEN SUPPRESSSED BY MEN
Delusion he is pursued
Dreams amorous / perverse:
Unfeeling, hard hearted (Androc)
Hurry, haste, speed
Wait, seize, devour
Not let your presence be known
Clasp, grasp, grip
Firm, vice-like, tight
Bite head off
There are 6 million species of beetles, how close are we able to get to the simillimum? “As close as possible! - any beetle in a beetle case will give significant effect.” (Sankaran, Goa 2006)
Suggested additions following several themes emerging from insect cases.
Awareness of universal consciousness
Responsibility for planetary welfare
Guardianship of the natural world, of earth energies.
Good and evil
Finite and infinite
Chaos and order
Light and sound
Singing and Music
Singing as prayer
Issues about individual identity / I want to be me
I exist / I cease to exist
Insignificance versus giant
Power, “take over the world”
Comparison with Bird family themes
Life and death – raptors
Freedom and Travel
Suppression of identity, being allowed to be who I am